Queensboro Bridge

Opened: March 30, 1909

Architect: Gustav Lindenthal

The Queensboro bridge connects Manhattan and Queens at 59th Street. The design features two large cantilever truss spans (1,182 feet and 984 feet) connected by a 630-foot span over Roosevelt island. The main spans are flanked by a 470-foot approach span on the Manhattan side and a 459-foot approach span on the Queens side. Although the original design included trolly and elevated train traffic, both levels are currently devoted to vehicular traffic with two pedestrian walkways.

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Closeup of West tower
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View from the Southwest
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View from the West
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Under a pier
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Under the bridge
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Under the bridge
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Closeup of tower ornamentation
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View from the Northwest
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Arch underpass
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Grocery store under the West (Manhattan) approach
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Traffic on the Manhattan side and a
departing tram for Roosevelt Island
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View from the Northwest
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Luminaire on Manhattan side
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View from Roosevelt Island Tram
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View from Roosevelt Island Tram
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Western Roosevelt Island pier viewed from the south

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